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Valley air quality to remain unhealthy through at least Thursday due to wildfire smoke

By Brittany Jacob, Alyssa Flores and ABC30.Com Staff | Originally Posted on ABC 30 Action News

Wildfires burning inside the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County have pushed thick smoke into Central California, and air officials say that smoke will hang around for the next few days.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued an air quality alert for the entire region through Thursday, October 7.

A high-pressure system has trapped the smoke within the Valley region. ABC30 Meteorologist Madeline Evans says the air quality was unhealthy for all Central California counties on Monday.

Air officials say they don’t expect the haze to clear until a low pressure system moves in toward the end of the week, pushing out the smoke.

The air district warned residents to remain indoors as much as possible to reduce their exposure to particulate matter emitted from the smoke.


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